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By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
January 25, 2016
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Foot Care   Diabetics   Prevention  

Last month the Social Work Department at the Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Center (PRRC) observed International Day of Persons with Disabilities by hosting a Foot Care Workshop for the diabetic patients of its Amputee Clinic. A large amount of the clinic’s amputee patients include adults aged 35 to 75 who suffer from diabetes. Activities included a presentation on proper diet for diabetics, a discussion on diabetes and foot care, and demonstrations on proper foot care techniques for patients.

Diabetics must pay special attention to their feet to help prevent any complications. If you have diabetic foot concerns, consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will provide quality care for your diabetic feet.  

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes affects millions of people every year. Diabetes can damage blood vessels in many parts of the body, including the feet. Because of this, taking care of your feet is essential if you have diabetes, and having a podiatrist help monitor your foot health is highly recommended.

The Importance of Caring for Your Feet

  • Routinely inspect your feet for bruises or sores.
  • Wear socks that fit your feet comfortably.
  • Wear comfortable shoes that provide adequate support.

Patients with diabetes should have their doctor monitor their blood levels because blood sugar levels play such a huge role in diabetic care. Monitoring these levels on a regular basis is highly advised.

It is always best to inform your healthcare professional of any concerns you may have regarding your feet, especially for diabetic patients. Early treatment and routine foot examinations are keys to maintaining proper health, especially because severe complications can arise if proper treatment is not applied.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
January 18, 2016
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Foot Pain   Gout   Uric Acid  

Gout is a foot condition that involves the accumulation of too much uric acid in the body. It is a very common and painful form of arthritis that typically plagues men more than women. Aside from being male, risk factors for gout can include being overweight, drinking excess alcohol, a diet of foods that contain purines, and taking medication such as niacin, diuretics, cyclosporine, aspirin or levodopa. Gout maintenance revolves primarily around maintaining low uric acid levels. Depending on the suggestions of your doctor, this can involve decreasing the intake of foods that have purines, taking NSAIDS or corticosteroids, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy body weight.     

Gout is a foot condition that requires certain treatment and care. If you have any concerns regarding gout, consult with Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

What is Gout?

Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the bloodstream. It often develops in the foot, especially the big toe area, although it can manifest in other parts of the body as well. Gout can make walking and standing very painful and is especially common in diabetics and the obese.

People typically get gout because of a poor diet. Genetic predisposition is also a factor. The children of parents who have had gout frequently have a chance of developing it themselves.

Gout can easily be identified by redness and inflammation of the big toe and the surrounding areas of the foot. Other symptoms include extreme fatigue, joint pain, and running high fevers. Sometimes corticosteroid drugs can be prescribed to treat gout, but the best way to combat this disease is to get more exercise and eat a better diet.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
January 11, 2016
Category: Foot Care

To improve balance, posture, and prevent common foot issues, Professor Patrick McKeon of Ithaca College’s School of Health Sciences and Human Performance suggests walking barefoot and completing some simple exercises. One example includes shortening the foot by squeezing the ball of the foot towards the heel. By taking off the shoes and walking barefoot, the muscles in the feet can become strengthened.

Exercising the feet and ankles regularly is a great way to prevent injuries. If you have any foot or ankle concerns, contact Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Exercise for Your Feet

Exercise for your feet can help you to gain strength, mobility and flexibility in your feet. They say that strengthening your feet can be just as rewarding as strengthening another part of the body. Your feet are very important and often we forget about them in our daily tasks. But it is because of our feet that are we able to get going and do what we need to. For those of us fortunate not to have any foot problems, it is an important gesture to take care of them to ensure its good health in the long run.

Some foot health exercises can include ankle pumps, tip-toeing, toe rise, lifting off the floor doing reps and sets, also flexing the toes and involving the shins may help too. It is best to speak with your doctor regarding how to do these fitness steps and how often is right for you. Everyone’s needs and bodies are different and it varies from individual to individual to determine what should be done for you to maintain strength in your feet.

Once you get into a routine of doing regular exercise, you may notice a difference in your feet and how strong they may become.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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By contactus@drjeffreyconforti.com
January 04, 2016
Category: Foot Conditions

When a nerve becomes compressed, pinched, or injured between the second to fourth toes, swelling occurs resulting in a condition called Morton’s Neuroma. Typically symptoms of Morton’s neuroma include burning pain and numbness in the foot. Women are most at risk of having a Morton’s neuroma because much of their footwear is so impractical. Some ways to relieve the pain is to wear shoes that are not as tight, rubbing the affected area, wearing shoes with lower heels, and to wear metatarsal pads. When the previous methods do not work, surgery is sometimes necessary to remove the neuroma.

Morton’s neuroma can be a difficult condition to contend with. If you are experiencing symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma, speak to Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti can diagnose and treat your feet accordingly.

Morton’s Neuroma
Morton's neuroma is a painful foot condition that commonly affects the areas between the third and fourth toe and the ball of the foot, although other areas of the foot are also susceptible to this condition. Morton’s neuroma is caused by an inflamed nerve in the foot that is being squeezed and aggravated by surrounding bones.  Women are more likely than men to have an occurrence of this foot condition.

What Increases the Chances of having Morton’s Neuroma?
-Ill-fitting high heels or shoes that add pressure to the toe or foot area.
-Jogging, running and any sports that involve constant impact to the foot area.
-Flat feet, bunions, and any other foot deformity may put you at a higher risk for developing Morton’s neuroma.

If you suspect that you may have this condition, you should visit your podiatrist. A podiatrist will first conduct a thorough physical examination to check for palpable masses between the bones of the foot.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Paramus, NJ 07652
201-986-1900
 
 
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